As a huge motorcycle racing fan, it wasn't hard to interest me in watching this film, but I wondered how they were going to "do justice" to the highlights of every single race of the season while trying to bring out the story of the characters involved. As it turns out, they went a little lighter on the highlights and chose to focus more on 6 of the protagonists involved, which turned out to be a great choice (even for me, who can never get enough of great racing footage).
The stories of these six superbikers are quite interesting and they show the reality of the highs and lows of the life of a racer. I think even non-motorbike fans would enjoy the classic themes of struggle, redemption, and heartache involved in this film. And this isn't "reality TV"; it's reality!
I love that the UK cares enough about motorcycle racing to put a film like this together and release it in mainstream theatres - I wish people in my country (Canada) knew what a motorcycle was.
I'm chomping at the bit for I,Superbiker II now; the 2011 season was even more dramatic than the 2010 one and should make for a dynamite show!